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People, processes, information, and applications: A portal guide

What is a portal? Web portals provide a personalized view of your organization, helping you, your customers, partners, and suppliers work together better. This portal guide explains how portals provide role-based access to what you need when you need it.

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What a portal is and why you need one.

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Portals addressing the needs of your sized organization.


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IBM is in Gartner's Leaders Quadrant for Horizontal Portals. Gartner reports that IBM continues to provide a broad and versatile set of capabilities for customers.

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